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Most vintage, high mid, P bass sounding soapbar pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Danny McGinn, Mar 17, 2018.


  1. Danny McGinn

    Danny McGinn

    Apr 25, 2017
    I'm new to changing out pickups. I'm looking for an overdriven, old school, tone from a bartolini size soapbar pickup to put in a 55-01
     
  2. sikamikanico

    sikamikanico

    Mar 17, 2004
    I’d probably start with Nordstrand BigSplits. Not really vintage P, but still a fat split coil, about as close as you can get to a P in a soapbar... other Nordstrand Big series pickups might also fit the bill...

    Series dual coils might also work for you. While in parallel dual coils can sound more hi-fi and modern, they have more grunt and mids in series. Aguilar duals are hardwired in series, and Nordstrand has a set optimized for series.
     
  3. Danny McGinn

    Danny McGinn

    Apr 25, 2017
    Those are the two pickups I was just looking at. If a pickup comes in series and parallel like it says it does dies it have to be wired differently or can you just throw it in?
     
  4. sikamikanico

    sikamikanico

    Mar 17, 2004

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